#72: Kira Martin – Type 1 Diabetes & Kids

Managing Type 1 Diabetes, What is Insulin, Sugar, Diabetes Research

This is episode 72 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we interview Kira Martin. Kira is a fitness enthusiast and Type 1 Diabetes advocate. She has 2 children with Type 1 Diabetes, so we brought her on to discuss the myths and realities of the disease and its management.

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Episode 72 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 1:40 – How is Type 1 Diabetes different than Type 2 Diabetes?
  • 2:15 – How did you discover that your kids are diabetic?
  • 3:40 – What are some common symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes?
  • 5:05 – What are some types of treatment for Type 1 Diabetes?
  • 5:30 – What is insulin and what does it do?
  • 6:25 – What are the options for administering insulin?
  • 7:30 – What’s the newest information regarding a deeper understanding of the issues and cure for Type 1 Diabetes? What about the stem cell research from early Oct?
  • 9:15 – What about an actual cure for T1DM?
  • 11:05 – What other dangers do you see with the chronic misinformation about treating Type 1 Diabetes?
  • 12:45 – Is there a holistic approach to treatment of Type 1 Diabetes?
  • 15:00 – Are there foods that can help with treatment or is it just insulin treatment?
  • 16:00 – What other myths and misinformation are there with Type 1 Diabetes?
  • 17:15 – What makes Type 1 Diabetes dangerous and what are some of the possible long term effects?
  • 18:05 – Discuss mental health issues that can arise with a chronic disease such as Type 1 Diabetes.
  • 20:05 – What are some other misconceptions about Type 1 Diabetes?
  • 20:30 – What about sugar? How is it involved in Type 1 Diabetes? Can you use sugar to manage Type 1 Diabetes?
  • 22:40 – What is Type 1.5 Diabetes (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults)?
  • 23:45 – Are there autoimmune treatments to slow the destruction of pancreatic beta cells?
  • 24:35 – Do you have any practical tips for parents and caretakers of kids with Type 1 Diabetes? How do you handle school and vacations?
  • 26:00 – Have you had any struggles with the schools?
  • 27:00 – What about foods that you keep with you?
  • 27:30 – Should parents get special training or are there resources for parents?
  • 28:45 – What’s your Facebook page about?
  • 29:40 – What is the long-term prognosis for people with T1DM?
  • 31:40 – How low can blood sugar go before it’s dangerous?
  • 33:00 – Does the amount of insulin required change over time based on insulin sensitivity?
  • 33:40 – What about your kids? What do they do for activity?

Show Notes

Get Pumped T1 on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/getpumpedt1 )

Diabetes breakthrough: Human stem cells altered to make insulin ( http://tinyurl.com/l9nosrm )

Diabetes Daily ( http://www.diabetesdaily.com/ )

American Diabetes Association ( http://www.diabetes.org/ )

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ( http://jdrf.org/ )

Dealing with Diabetes Burnout by Ginger Vieira ( http://amzn.to/13hvPe5 )

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/